Bohemian Hall in Astoria Queens, NY

Bohemian Hall

The Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society is a private society that was founded in 1892 to support the Czech and Slovak immigrants of Astoria Queens, NY.

They are commonly known by their building, 'Bohemian Hall'.

At its inception, the founders of this organization envisioned an inclusive society where Czech children could be educated in their native culture.

They wanted to provide support and encouragement for all aspects of Bohemian school life - dramatic productions, libraries.

The group strives not only on preserving these values but also teaches American traditions with it so people are both better Americans while retaining some sense or nostalgia from home.

Czechs often refer as "Bohemians" because they embody those very qualities: innovation, creativity, freedom-mindedness.

The organization is a small operation with an annual revenue of $1,000,000 and employs 14 people. The current president of the company Alan Svoboda runs things from day to day.

The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is a large complex that can host up to 800 people. It's open year round, serving Czech specialties like sausages or schnitzel with goulash sauce.

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